NFL practices have begun already for teams who have coaching changes. The Atlanta Falcons are not one of these teams. However, today we are going to preview Super Bowl 2020 betting odds for the Falcons.
Additionally, today we look at a possible contract extension for Julio Jones.
Also, Atlanta Falcons wide receiver Julio Jones is considered to be one of the best receivers in the league. Despite not being paid as much as counterparts like Antonio Brown and Odell Beckham Jr. Jones is not too worried about his contract extension and does not plan on lobbying the Falcons to make him the highest paid receiver in the league.
That being said, when asked recently about his ongoing contract negotiations, Jones said, “I don’t know. My agent [Jimmy Sexton] is in the process of them talking about it. It hasn’t come to me. I’m good. I’m comfortable with how everybody’s doing it. There’s no pressure on my end and none on their end. If they’re going to get it done, we’ll get it done.” Do the Falcons need Jones in order to have a shot at Super Bowl 2020?
Furthermore, the six-time Pro Bowler still has two years left on the five-year, $71.25 million deal he signed in 2015, and he is scheduled to make $21.026 million over the next two seasons. Even though Jones has received $47 million under the current deal, Falcons general manager Thomas Dimitroff promised to rework Jones’ contract this offseason after the team reworked the contract last offseason, which allowed him to make an extra $2.9 million.
Julio Jones Contract
Jones, who will make $14.25 million this season, is the 11th highest paid wide receiver in the NFL.
“Me, personally, I don’t really care about as far as being the highest-paid receiver, man,” Jones said. “It’s a number. We’ve got some other guys on the team. If we can do it in a way to get all the other guys to stay on the team … it’s a lot of ways you can do money.”
With the Falcons about to start their offseason program on April 15, Jones is expected to miss the voluntary workouts for the second consecutive year.
Therefore, “I’m just working on me right now,” Jones said. “I’ve got a great relationship with the organization. I’m just working on me. That’s it.
It’s no set time where I need to be in-house. Mandatory stuff, I’ll be there. As long as I’m training, they understand it.”